Mission 13: Deadly Hallow's Eve (Chechnya Forever)
- Who: Chechnya Forever Revolutionaries
Where: Chechnya/Russia Border
Location: American F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet.
Time: 11:09 AM
Aslan Zakayev, the leader of Chechnya Forever, twitched as he watched the Russian consulate receive his taped message from almost 2 hours earlier play across not only Russian television, but get picked up by the online news sites. It was only a matter of time before the television news could broadcast Chechnya Forever's message across the world.
"We must prepare for phase two, comrades," said Zakayev to his two lieutenants: Salmanovich and Voloshin. "It's time they took us seriously."
Salmanovich and Voloshin exchanged a look, before Salmanovich nodded and went down to check on the two dozen children, ages 7-15, all dressed in Halloween costumes that were huddled on the floor in the middle of the long-ago abandoned warehouse floor.
The children were huddled together, some shivering and others still crying. Surrounding them on all sides was a ring of explosives, giving them a dangerous perimeter of 20 feet on each side. If the children were to step near the edge, they would all be blown to bits.
After deactivating the children's explosive net, Salmanovich looked across at the children, who ranged in every hue of skin color, eye color, and hair color. "Who here is the child of the Senegal minister?" he called out in French.
A timid boy stood. He was thin, dark-skinned and wore the traditional costume of a death spirit for his culture. "I am he," the boy said in French. "Jamal Abdoulaye, Sir."
"Right," Salmanovich said grabbing the boy by his shoulders, which were so skinny, his entire hand could have wrapped around the boy's neck. "Come with me, Jamal."
The other children began to cry as Salmanovich pulled the boy away from the others. He dragged the little boy to their leader. Voloshin watched as his partner handed the dark-skinned child off to Aslan Zakayev, who smiled at the boy.
"Don't worry, Boy," Zakayev said. "You're about to be free."